Caregiver Programs

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ARE YOU A FAMILY CAREGIVER?

In your family, are you the person who:
  • Buys groceries, cooks, cleans or does laundry for someone who needs help?
  • Pays bills and attends meetings for a family member in a residential facility?
  • Helps a family member get dressed, take a shower and take medicine?
  • Makes medical appointments and drives someone to the doctor and drugstore?
  • Stops in or calls someone on a regular basis just to make sure they are OK?
If you answered yes to any of the above, you are a family caregiver!

Caregivers are daughters, wives, husbands, sons, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, partners, neighbors and friends. People often become caregivers gradually over time, but the need for care-giving can also happen overnight. Most caregivers prefer to provide care to a loved one and even feel rewarded. However, over time the demands of care-giving may have a negative impact on the physical and emotional health of the caregiver.

SOME SIGNS THAT A CAREGIVER MAY NEED HELP:

• Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed • Difficulty sleeping
• Emotional and physical exhaustion • Getting sick more often
• Withdrawal from friends, family and other loved ones.

Caregivers are so busy caring for others that they tend to forget to take care of themselves.

IF YOU ARE A FAMILY CAREGIVER, THERE IS HELP FOR YOU!:

The Aging and Disability Resource Center offers information on a variety of services and programs for people who provide care to a family member or other loved one.

Some of the services include:

OTHER RESOURCES:

Caregiver Action Network

Wisconsin Family Caregivers Association

Alzheimer's Association of Southeastern Wisconsin

Care for Caregivers

AARP Family Caregiver Organization

Family Caregiver Alliance

GWAAR-Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources 

Contact Us

Phone: (920) 467-4100
Toll free : (800) 596-1919
TTY: (920) 467-4195
Email: adrc@sheboygancounty.com



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